Week 10-2 Cyberspace (2)

Week 10-2 Cyberspace (2) - different demographic groups...

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The Impact of the Internet A. The Internet and Chinese Civil Society (cont.) Social Organizations In the realm of associational life, the Internet facilitates the activities of existing organizations while creating a new associational form, the virtual community. Popular Protest The Internet introduces new forms and dynamics into popular protest.
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The Impact of the Internet B. The Causal Relations of Internet Use and Online Expression H1 : Internet use has a positive impact on online expression because it is positively related with online network size. H2 : Internet use has a positive impact on online expression because it is positively related with internet efficacy. * Efficacy refers to one’s belief in the utility of a type of behavior. Online Network Size Internet Efficacy Internet Use Online Expression
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The Impact of the Internet B. The Causal Relations of Internet Use and Online Expression Online expression in China is not prevalent and equal across
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Unformatted text preview: different demographic groups. Only 10% of the internet users are active content contributors in online forums while the majority remains “silent.” – Among the Internet users, females and people with lower education level dominate discourse production in most online forums. – There is a positive relationship between Internet use and online expression. This is partially mediated by online network size, but not necessarily by internet efficacy. The Impact of the Internet C. The Internet as a Tool for Patriotism/Nationalism – The Internet is a double-edged weapon and may be used differently by different social actors, particularly those with a strong nationalist sentiment. – Among 80% of respondents agreed that the Internet should be controlled or managed, and 85% of respondents asserted that the Chinese government should be the entity in charge of controlling or managing it. (Pew Center Survey, 2000)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.

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Week 10-2 Cyberspace (2) - different demographic groups...

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